How To Submit an Electronic Proposal
Log in to the NIH eCPS (electronic Contract Proposal Submission system) using
your NIH External Active Directory account. If you do not have an NIH External Active
Directory account, register to obtain an account. The registration process may take
up to 3 business days. Note: If you already have an eRA Commons account, you may use this
to log in instead of creating a new NIH External Active Directory account.
The Technical Proposal, including all appendices, must be saved in a single PDF
file. The Technical Proposal PDF file must enable word searches to the maximum extent
practicable. Forms and/or documents requiring signature(s) may be scanned, but must
be merged into the single Technical Proposal PDF file.
The Business Proposal must be comprised of the following files:
A single PDF of your Business Proposal, including all attachments
and/or appendices as required by the solicitation. The Business Proposal should be created in a PDF
format that enables word searches to the maximum extent practicable. Forms and/or
documents requiring signature(s) may be scanned, but must be merged into the single Business
Proposal PDF file. Do NOT password-protect or encrypt the PDF file.
Cost breakdown(s) as required by the solicitation, in its original Excel format, not the PDF format. The cost breakdown(s) in excel must be identical to the one(s) in the Business Proposal PDF.
Click Submit a Proposal to the right of the solicitation for which
you wish to submit a proposal from the eCPS "All Active Solicitations" page.
- Browse and select the Technical Proposal PDF, Business Proposal PDF, and Excel file(s).
- Enter a name for the proposal.
- Click Submit Proposal.
Once you upload and submit your proposal, you can only revise your proposal by overwriting
previously uploaded documents. You can find submissions to revise or view under
My Submission History. You have up until the closing date and time of the solicitation
to make as many revisions as you need.
After the closing date and time, the system prevents further proposal submissions
or revisions. You may still view your submissions after the proposal closing date
and time under My Submission History.
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